Legal advice can be expensive and often people who’ve been injured in an accident may be put off from making a claim because of the cost.
But if you’ve been hurt in an accident, which wasn’t your fault, we will get you the justice and compensation you deserve.
We operate under the ‘no win, no fee’ system.
If you are unsuccessful with your claim, no legal costs will be paid to us. If you win, any of the legal costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from any compensation paid to you.
We will discuss any likely charges at the outset.
What is a ‘No Win, No Fee’ service?
If you are unsuccessful with your claim, no legal costs will be paid to us. If you win, any legal costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from any compensation paid to you.
Your personal injury solicitor will make it clear well before you sign anything whether a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement is available.
How much compensation can I expect to receive?
The amount of compensation depends on the severity of your injuries and other considerations, such as loss of earnings; pain and suffering you’ve endured. Click here
to go to our compensation calculator
for a rough estimate.
Will my case cost me anything?
If your claim is successful the other side’s insurance company will pay most of our costs, as well as your compensation.
Any legal costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from any compensation you receive, but your personal injury solicitor will explain this to you in detail before your claim starts.
How long does a case normally take to reach settlement?
This depends on the nature of the accident claim and whether or not it is disputed.
If the other side accepts responsibility the claim will progress much faster than one, which is disputed and ends up in court.
Whatever happens, your personal injury solicitor will keep you updated every step of the way as your claim progresses.
No. It is against the law for an employer to dismiss you for making an accident claim. Remember your employer will have insurance in place to cover them against any staff accidents, so they won’t be paying your compensation, their insurance firm will.
Will I have to go to court?
This depends on whether your claim is disputed. Many cases are settled out of court via negotiation. Only in a minority of cases, when the other side refuses to accept the accident was their fault, do clients need to go to court. However, if this happens, your personal injury solicitor will always be on hand to offer you support and guidance.
Will I have to fill out loads of paperwork?
No. We know that a lot of paperwork can be intimidating, so your personal injury solicitor will talk you through the process and deal with most of the paperwork for you.
Will I receive any help to recover?
Being involved in an accident can be a life-changing experience and often rehabilitation
can take many months or years. As part of your claim we will arrange for you to be seen by an expert in rehabilitation to assess the extent of your injuries and agree a cost so that your rehabilitation can get underway as quickly as possible.
We can help secure the finances you need to pay for equipment, physiotherapy or other physical, cognitive and vocational therapies vital to your recovery and long-term needs.
Can I claim if the accident happened a long time ago?
If you are thinking about making a claim for compensation, it is important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Anyone injured must start court proceedings within three years of the accident or from the date when they first knew they were injured. After this, there is little chance of pursuing a case.
Can I claim if I don’t know who caused the accident?
Yes. If you have been injured in an accident and the other driver has never been traced you may still claim compensation. However, we will be unable to recover our legal costs, so our fees must be paid from your compensation. We will always try to keep our costs as low as possible and properly explain them to you before we start work on your case.
Can I claim if my accident happened abroad?
If you’ve been injured while on a package holiday arranged by a tour operator in England and Wales, you may be entitled to compensation, even if you sustained your injuries abroad.
If you weren’t on a package tour you may still be able to make a claim but your personal injury lawyer will need to assess your case and advise you on how best to proceed.
What happens if I die before the claim is settled?
In the event of your death, your next of kin would take over the claim and any compensation awarded would automatically transfer to your estate.